That’s it for now as we break until the final table sits down at 3pm tomorrow… or should we say today. Either way, we’re off home to get some shut eye before the big event. Goodnight all!
With just 30,000 remaining from his once mighty stack, Zhang Qing Hong moved all in from UTG and received a call from Marc Rivera until Kent Del Rosario moved all in for 470,000. Linh Tran in the big blind asked for a count and looked interested but decided to fold and it’s probably just as well for him that he did.
Del Rosario turns over A♦ A♠ and Qing Hong’s 7♦ 6♠ will need a lot of help. However, a flop of 4♠ 2♠ A♥ trips up Del Rosario and the turn 6♥ has Qing Hong drawing dead to be out in 11th place.
With only one bust out till we break play until tomorrow’s final table, Vic De Guzman pushed all in over the top of Sunny Jung’s preflop raise of 40,000. It’s 93,000 more for Jung to call but he seems unwilling.
De Guzman is his usual cheery vocal self and says, “Just call and bust me and you all can go to the final table.” Jung tanks some more and counts out the chips and looks like he’s motioning to call. De Guzman asks, “You call? Yes? No?” Jung replies, “Just please give me a moment,” and goes back into the tank.
He takes another few seconds before calling and De Guzman shows 9♠ 9♥ and is racing against Jung’s J♦ 10♣. The board runs 2♣ A♣ Q♥ 4♦ 5♥ to give De Guzman the double and we are sticking around for a little while longer.
Chip leader Emmanuel Segismundo is clearly out to sweep this tournament as he takes out Christopher Allan Edgar in one of the biggest pots tonight.
From the lowjack position Edgar pushes all in with 408,000 in chips. Segismundo doesn’t break a sweat as he makes the call. With the cards flipped open Segismundo has J♥ J♠ against Edgar’s A♣ K♥. The board was soon spread 9♣ 7♠ 6♦ 8♠ 4♣ and it ran dry for Edgar who busts out in 12th place. Segismundo is now up to 1.5 million in chips.
Korean David Kim has been eliminated by Mark Benasa with a straight flush. From UTG the short-stacked Kim pushed all in for 59,000 and Benasa made the call in the big blind with 9♥ 6♠. He may have looked completely dominated preflop but Benasa soon caught up on a board of 2♠ 10♥ 3♠ 4♠ 5♠ to take Kim out in entertaining fashion.
Vic De Guzman made a good read on Tom Alner but couldn’t bring himself to make the call. On the button De Guzman raised to 47,000. Alner on the small blind re-popped it to 71,000 for De Guzman to call.
After tanking, De Guzman asks “Is this another one of your attempts to bully me out of a pot? I know I’m ahead.” In turn, Alner chuckles. Vic then continues to gab away and asks “Will you show if I fold?” To which Alner agrees.
De Guzman folds face up 5♥ 5♠ and Alner makes good on his word and shows A♠ 8♥. De Guzman reacts by stating “I knew it!”
Tom Alner has just dispatched of Lee Dae Gon. Alner raised it up to 36,000 from early position with 10♥ 10♦ and Gon moved all in for just 47,000 more from the big blind. Unfortunately for him, his 9♣ 9♠ had him halfway out the door and with no suckout coming on the board he exits the tournament.